Originally delivered on 9/28/2020 11:30 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - September 28

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
September 28, 2020

Wildcat Families:

We are so excited to welcome our freshman this week and the remainder of our in-person learners starting October 5. Students with the last names A-L will attend on Monday and Tuesday. Those with the last names M-Z will attend on Thursdays and Fridays. Those expected to attend on a Wednesday will be notified a week in advance.

We’ve heard your feedback and are working on creating a more interactive synchronous experience these next two weeks while we bring students back to school. Each teacher’s primary focus will be on reinforcing safety routines, so please be patient as we learn to navigate teaching students in-person and at home simultaneously. This is new for all of us. We’ll share more information with you all about instructional expectations on Wednesday.

Freshmen Parent Presentation Slides/Information:

Key Reentry Information for 9th Graders:

  • Students last names A-L attend Monday/Tuesday and last names M-Z attend Thursday/Friday.
  • Have a fever or showing COVID symptoms? Stay home. Contact the teacher and attendance office.
  • Follow the dress code and wear an acceptable mask.
  • Bring headphones, charged computer, and charger in a clear or mesh bag.
  • Arrive early. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. 9th grade entrance is at the front of the school. Students are expected to be in class by 9 a.m.
  • After breakfast in the cafeteria, students will report to their PPE period to pick up Woodrow masks, sanitizer, and an optional face shield.
  • You may bring a lunch to eat in an approved area. We are unable to share microwaves. Food deliveries will not be permitted. Leaving campus for lunch is not allowed. All students are provided lunch for no cost.
  • School ends at 4:35 p.m. Please make plans to leave campus unless in a supervised practice.
  • Badge pictures will be taken during in-person MAPs testing on Wednesday.


MAPs Testing

Monday, September 28: 

Tuesday, September 29:

Wednesday, September 30:

  • Last MAPs testing day for ALL for Fall testing.
  • In-person testing for 9th grade students who have returned to campus, and IN PERSON 10th/11th makeups. We will also take freshman ID badge pictures during these sessions.
  • Just show up to the main gym during your correct session time:
    • A-L Last name AM session: 8:30-12:30
    • M-Z Last name PM session: 1-4:30

Remind Accounts

Please continue to sign up for Remind text messages for in-the-moment information.

Staying Connected

Please review the calendar hosted by the PTA for event information and register for the Membership Toolkit. We will begin shifting the Sunday email blast to their newsletter in order to reduce redundancies and streamline communication.

Thank you all for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning. 


If your student is returning to campus, please note the update regarding backpacks. 

Students will be required to bring a mesh or clear backpack. If one cannot be obtained, students must notify their corresponding grade-level counselors (and/or PPE teacher) and a bag will be acquired for them. Students' items will be placed in a clear bag and the original backpack will be held in the main office with the student's name and ID number. (It is permissible for ladies to bring a private, small makeup bag or small flat pencil bag for required toiletries.) Students are encouraged to only bring necessary items, and leave trinkets or other unnecessary items at home.

And here is a reminder of the 2020-21 Woodrow Wilson dress code


Dallas County Promise is a coalition of school districts, colleges, universities, employers, and communities that have joined forces to help more Dallas County students complete college and begin careers. It provides tuition assistance, success coaching, and advising. On September 1, 2020, the Dallas County Promise Pledge opened for 2021 graduates. The deadline to complete the pledge is February 5, 2021. Visit the Dallas County Promise website for more information on the organization and upcoming deadlines.


Click on each event below to see details.  View the complete calendar on the new Woodrow PTA site. You can also refer to this one-page schedule for a quick overview of the week for students and staff

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 28
Remote MAP Testing - 9th Grade (10th & 11th Remote Makeups)
9:00a 9th Grade (Last Names A-L) Return to Campus (or continue virtually)
Tuesday, September 29
Remote MAP Testing - 9th - 11th Makeups
9:00a 9th Grade (Last Names A-L) Return to Campus (or continue virtually)
Wednesday, September 30
8:30a 9th Grade MAP Testing (In-Person) - Last name A through L
1:00p 9th Grade MAP Testing (In-Person) - Last name M through Z
Thursday, October 1
9:00a 9th Grade (Last Names M-Z) Return to Campus (or continue virtually)
Friday, October 2
9:00a 9th Grade (Last Names M-Z) Return to Campus (or continue virtually)
Monday, October 5
9:00a All Grades (Last Name A-L) Return to On-Campus Instruction
Thursday, October 8
9:00a All Grades (Last Name M-Z) Return to On-Campus Instruction
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